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Lewitt LCT 940

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2 in 1 Tube / FET multipattern condenser microphone

Sound professionals naturally rely on a set of different high-end microphones in order to get the best out of their sound. But changing microphones and adjusting settings takes valuable time, the creative flow of a session is interrupted. With its new Authentica series flagship LCT 940, LEWITT now introduces a microphone that will revolutionize modern studio recording procedures and help engineers and artists to react more quickly to a desired change of style and sound. 

The LCT 940 combines the specific characteristics of a premium large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone in one housing. Basically, users can choose between the two main settings "FET" and "Tube". These two signal paths have been incorporated separately and work independently of each other.

"Tube" delivers the classic, warm and rich tube sound, while "FET" stands for the clear, exceptionally rich and nuanced sound LEWITT condenser microphones are renowned for. However, the LCT 940 offers another unique feature that true recording enthusiasts will swoon over: As the characteristics of the two main settings can be mixed and merged continuously variable, the LCT 940 opens up huge creative possibilities for artists and producers.

Furthermore, the LCT 940 features a total of nine different polar patterns – our five "standard" polar patterns omni-directional, cardioid, figure-8, wide- and super-cardioid and four additional intermediate patterns. The microphone features four levels of attenuation and four switchable high-pass filters, LEDs and push buttons for noiseless handling on the PSU. Automatic attenuation and clipping history round off the outstanding feature list of the LCT 940.

Rich in advanced technological features, the LCT 940 opens up a new dimension of sound reproduction in demanding professional studio applications. Its unrivaled set of qualities makes this microphone a must-have for recording pros who strive for nothing less than perfection.


  • Combines the sonic characteristics of a tube and a FET mic in one single housing for maximum creative freedom and an undisturbed workflow
  • Continuously variable switching and merging of tube and FET sound via rotating potentiometer1-inch externally biased, dual-system capsule with ultra-thin , gold-layered low-mass diaphragms combined with a dual triode tube ensures accurate transient response while providing smooth, warm and airy tube sound
  • Nine consistent directional characteristics – cardioid, omni-directional, figure-8, broad cardioid, supercardioid and four intermediate patterns – for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Superior dynamic range of 128 dB-A (Tube) / 135 dB-A (FET) and exceptionally low self-noise of 12 dB-A (Tube) / 8 dB-A (FET) for ear-catching realism and distortion-free sonic depth
  • 4-position switchable pre-attenuation pad (0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels and 4-position high-pass filter
  • Illuminated user interface and jog dials for easy handling even in dark environments
  • Noiseless pushbuttons for quick and easy attenuation and HPF selection
  • Unique features like clipping history and automatic attenuation provide error-free studio recording and unparalleled ease of use
  • Solid die-cast metal body with a stylish, oversized tube inspection window specially coated for maximum protection against electromagnetic interference
  • Custom PSU 940 power supply unit with sturdy full-metal housing and brushed, anodized black aluminum front
  • Extra-large hexagonal ruthenium-galvanized steel mesh grille provides an open acoustic environment and prevents unwanted internal reflections
  • Corrosion-resistant gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
  • Comes in a black carrying case; includes PSU 940 power supply unit with sturdy full-metal housing and milled, anodized black aluminum front, LCT 40 SHxx shock mount, LCT 40 Tr audio cable with gold-plated 11-pin XLR connectors and LCT 40 Wxx windscreen


Top applications

Lead and background vocals

Acoustic instruments // piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings...

Wind instruments // brass and woodwinds...

Demanding studio applications

  • Acoustical operating - principle pressure gradient transducer,externally polarized
  • Transducer Ø - 25,4 mm / 1 inch
  • Directional pattern - Omni, broad-cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-8 and four additional intermediate patterns selectable on remote control
  • Frequency range - 20 ... 20.000 Hz
  • Sensitivity - 23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV) cardioid, 20 mV / Pa (-34 dBV) omni,23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV) figure-8
  • Signal / noise ratio (FET) - 86 dB-A
  • Signal / noise ratio (Tube) - 82 dB-A
  • Equivalent noise level (FET) - 8 dB-A cardioid (IEC 61672-1), 9 dB-A omni (IEC 61672-1), 8 dB-A figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
  • Equivalent noise level (Tube) - 12 dB-A cardioid (IEC 61672-1), 13 dB-A omni (IEC 61672-1), 12 dB-A figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
  • Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp. - 135 dB-A
  • Dynamic range of Tube mic. Amp. - 128 dB-A
  • Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD (FET) - 143 dB @ 0 dB pre-attenuation, 149 dB @ 6 dB pre-attenuation, 155 dB @ 12 dB pre-attenuation, 161 dB @ 18 dB pre-attenuation
  • Max. SPL for 0,5% THD (Tube) - 140 dB @ 0 dB pre-attenuation, 146 dB @ 6 dB pre-attenuation, 152 dB @ 12 dB pre-attenuation, 158 dB @ 18 dB pre-attenuation
  • Pre-attenuation pad - 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, selectable on remote control
  • Bass cut filter slope - 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz, 6 dB / octave at 150 Hz, 6 dB / octave at 300 Hz, selectable on remote control
  • Rated impedance - < 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance - > 1.000 ohms
  • Supply voltage - custom power supply unit, 230 V / 50 Hz, 110 V / 60 Hz
  • Current consumption - 170 mA
  • Connector - gold plated 11-pin XLR
  • Cable - 8 m (26 ft), 11-pin audio cable, oxygen-free copper
  • Dimensions (Mic) - 192 x 60 x 46 mm, 7,5 x 2,4 x 1,8 inch
  • Dimensions (PSU) - 250 x 150 x 70 mm, 9,8 x 5,9 x 2,8 inch
  • Net weight (Mic) - 662 g 23,3 oz
  • Net weight (PSU) - 1930 g 68,1 oz










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..highly artistic mic with a wide range of tonal variation that can be caressed and carved to fit a plethora of applications..

Recording Magazine

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...This mic is open-sounding and very detailed, but not hyped or harsh...

...I’m very impressed that a single mic can give this degree of versatility, and fit so well with a wide range of sound sources.

Electronic Musician

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...I actually found the ability to blend the outputs of both signal paths to create a hybrid sound character surprisingly useful...

...think of the LCT940 as two mics in one — a high quality solid-state mic and a nice valve mic — which it really is!...

...I found the LCT940 sounded very detailed, but in a refined and polished way, with a naturally neutral sense of body and scale...

...the valve side shifted the mic's tonality smoothly from the very open and detailed, but not exaggerated, clarity of the FET signal path, to a noticeably richer, more rounded valve character...

Sound On Sound

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Given the level of flexibility and the high build quality, we think it offers excellent value for money. It would also be a canny choice if you need only one high-end mic.


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In pure valve mode the LCT 940 came over every bit as open and clear as the best valve mics out there...

In pure solid-state mode, it is clear and precise and very good for such sensitive beasts with complex overtones as piano and acoustic guitar.

...I just loved this mic. The high quality of the construction was matched by the high quality of the sound.

Audio Media

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